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Years ago for Sunday, Oct 28, 2012

By Victoria Advocate
Oct. 25, 2012 at 5:25 a.m.




1912

Oct. 31 - Ike Cohen is out soliciting funds to secure bulletins of the national election, which will be held next Tuesday. A telegraph wire will be "cut in" at whatever place the returns are received, very likely at the Courthouse, and an operator will be kept on duty until the result of the election is known.

Nov. 2 - Today, All Souls' Day, was generally observed in Victoria as Decoration Day, as is the case every year. All of the cemeteries were made beautiful with flowers, many of the offerings being exceptionally magnificent. Chrysanthemums, which grow here to great perfection, were used to a large extent, and lilies were also prominent in the decorations. Many lots were literally covered with flowers, and the graves of the friendless were not forgotten.



1937

Oct. 30 - The Victoria Stingarees exploded full force in the face of the Yorktown Wildcats here Friday night and as a result, the strong-finishing locals won, 19 to 12, to gain virtually a strangle hold on the eastern division championship of District 44-B. Coach Spearman started with the following: Crain, LE; Tasin, LT; Ball, LG; Law. Nichols, C; Flynn, RG; Lav. Nichols, RT; L. Loyd RE; R. Loyd, Q; Darter, LH, Bell, RH, and Goldston, F.

Nov. 1 - A mild epidemic of infantile paralysis apparently is prevalent at Port Aransas at this time. According to state dispatches, two persons having already succumbed. It would be a nice gesture and perhaps would save a life if Victoria would offer the use of its iron lung to the people of Port Aransas at this critical time - if Victoria had an iron lung. But thanks to many public-spirited citizens, this city will have one before many days.



1962

Oct. 29 - To help fill a shortage of first-aid specialists that was pointed up forcefully during the recent Cuban crisis, the Victoria Chapter, American Red Cross, will offer a 15-hour Instructors Training Course starting Nov. 12. Mrs. Maude Harrison, executive secretary, urged all persons 18 or over who have completed their standard and advanced first-aid courses within the past three years to register now for the instructional training by phoning chapter headquarters at HI 3-2671 or applying in person at 103 W. Guadalupe.

Nov. 3 - Five Victoria soldiers recently participated in FALLEX, a large scale NATO exercise in Germany. The five are Capt. Jack A. Mullins, S/4 Billy L. Bauer, Pfc Louis M. Depine Jr., S/5 Sam D. Rosser and S/4 Frank R. Olsovsky. FALLEX is an annual exercise designed to test the over-all combat readiness and effectiveness of NATO forces in Europe.



1987

Oct. 28 - If the United States does not develop bipartisanship in establishing foreign policy, the century will end dismally for the country.

That, according to Elspeth Davies Rostow of Austin, the third speaker in the Victoria College Lyceum Series.

Mrs. Rostow, a former lecturer for the Department of State, currently holds the Stiles Professorship in American Studies at the University of Texas.

Predicting that the summer of 1987 will be one of the "hinging moments of the 20th Century," Mrs. Rostow said it is imperative that the U.S. "seek excellence in developing foreign policy."

She said the U.S. has been pummeled by a rash of events that have affected the nation and the presidency, including:• The Iran-Contra affair and the Congressional hearings.

•  Non-confirmation of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court.

•  Initiatives in the Persian Gulf and Central America.

•  Black Monday and the subsequent "black and blue Monday" on Wall Street.

•  The slow-motion spectacle of the 1988 bid for the presidency which now appears to have more non-candidates than presidential hopefuls.

"There is an overwhelming need as of 1987 to have some restoration of bipartisan foreign policy," said Mrs. Rostow. "This country cannot afford partisanship in foreign policy in a nuclear age. We need leadership, and that has to come from the president. And it would have quite a heartening effect on the world."

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